October 8, 2008
Thanx Marc & Alex. My first visit to CA (now a resident), and first New Year's run. This is a very nice audience recording and the music solid. Unless you were there or need every show you might want to listen to this first before downloading.
First set is brief. They come out with great intentions and the Sat Night has energy but is marred by some rough changes. Big RR, Althea, and Let It Grow are nicely played.
The second set is better. Nice Terrapin which segues into a fairly long 80's Playing with some nice moments. The Stella is fantastic, with a lot of emotion in Jerry's singing and seems to capture the emotion of the tragedy the evening prior. NFA is real strong and there is never a time when the audience is alone! It just melds into Brokedown without a true break, hence no encore?. Peace